Violinist Jacques Israelievitch on stage at York next Monday

Violinist and York music Professor Jacques Israelievitch, one of North America’s most distinguished performing artists, will perform works by Bach, Ysaÿe, Martinon, Glick and Kreisler next Monday.

The concert will take place Nov. 8, from 5 to 6pm in The Renaissance, 001 Vanier College, Keele campus. A reception will follow the performance, presented by the Office of the Master of Vanier College and open to all members of the York community. Note: no seating will take place between pieces.

Left: Jacques Israelievitch

Israelievitch, who is equally at home in orchestral and chamber settings, served as concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for two decades and has performed as a chamber musician with such luminaries as Emanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman and Yo-Yo Ma. A founding member of the Toronto Symphony Quartet, he has also performed with the Naumburg Award-winning New Arts Trio. For the past 10 years he and his son, percussionist Michael Israelievitch, have comprised the Israelievitch Duo.

His discography of over 100 albums includes the Juno-nominated Suite Hebraique with pianist John Greer; Tchaikovsky: The Ballets with the Saint Louis Symphony; Beethoven Romances with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra; the chamber recordings Suite Française, Suite Enfantine and Suite Fantaisie; and Solo Suite. In 2006, he broke new ground by releasing the first complete recording of Kreutzer’s 42 Studies for solo violin.

An officer of the Order of Arts and Letters of France, Israelievitch also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Toronto Musicians’ Association in recognition of his distinguished contribution to the performing arts in Canada.

For more information, visit the Vanier College website.